‘Sleep well you SCUM of a person’: Rob Burrow’s dad hits out at vandals after they scratch ex-rugby league star and MND charity fundraiser’s wheelchair-accessible van in Castleford while they were out for a Christmas meal
Rob Burrow’s dad has reacted furiously after the rugby league icon’s wheelchair-accessible van was vandalised in Castleford on Friday night.
Rob, 40, has Motor Neurone Disease and is a fundraiser for others with the condition. He was made an MBE in the 2021 New Years Honours List for his services to the sport and the MND community.
But the Leeds legend’s van was scratched up while his family were out for a Christmas meal in West Yorkshire, according to his father, who posted on Twitter about the harrowing incident.
Geoff Burrow, the father of rugby league legend Rob (above), has hit out at ‘scum’ who vandalised his son’s wheelchair-accessible van as the family ate a Christmas meal on Friday
Burrow attended BBC Sports Personality of the Year as friend Kevin Sinfield (right) was given the BBC Special Award for his fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease, which affects Rob
Geoff Burrow said: ‘Unfortunately a disgrace of a person decided to scratch all over Rob’s disability van.
‘How low are some people hey! Sleep well you scum of a person.’
Burrow’s family had been eating out on Friday evening at the Rockello restaurant, which generally offers British cuisine, in Glasshoughton.
The BBC report that West Yorkshire Police have been approached for comment.
Burrow’s father Geoff (left) then called the perpetrators ‘scum’ in an angry post on Twitter